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Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

4.3
4.3
631 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Residing within Michigan Avenue's famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Joseph Mosconi, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm Tue–Thu 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 777-9003

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Whitney McMorris

  • Catering

    Please contact hello@venteuxchicago.com for any catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Venteux serves classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion & precision, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

  • Private party contact

    Manny Navar: (844) 670-0423

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave & E South Water St

  • Parking details

    Valet is $25 for the first 3 hours for restaurant patrons through the Pendry Hotel located at the intersection of E South Water St and Michigan Ave.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • DATE NIGHT WEDNESDAYS

    $37.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bring your special someone and enjoy a $75 3-course prix fixe dinner for two + 50% off all bottles of wine. Only available on Wednesdays!

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What 631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. E

    Eriona

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Slow service. They sat us by another table who was a party of 6-7 and they were Sooo loud when other tables around us were completely empty. We were so close to other tables! Benedict was ok and 5 way eggs was below average! We wrapped up quickly and sat by the cafe for desert and lates and that's what made the experience good.
  2. EJ

    EricJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed East Coast Oysters and Duck Liver Mousse to start, with a glass of Sancerre - what a perfect pairing. The Egg 5 ways was the perfect portion of food for me and hit all the right notes. My companion ordered a benedict - she loved it, particularly the potatoes and perfectly done eggs. Service was attentive but not pushy. Highly recommend!
  3. AT

    AmelieT

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were a party of 6 last Saturday evening. We received our appetizers before our drinks. We took steaks and they were not cook as we asked and also the pasta plates were cold. During we were eating our main course, the server came to ask us what we wanted for dessert. Everyone didn’t like there experience at Venteux.
  4. D

    Douglas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I chose to go to Venteux for our anniversary dinner and we had a very lovely experience. Our server, Ella, was very sweet and answered all of our needs and definitely deserves a raise! The food was phenomenal and definitely ended our night on a very good note!
  5. s

    susanb

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    great happy hour deals. Especially good, oysters, steak tartar and well drinks. I would skip the gougeres next time. the seats are too low in the booths.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service! Wait staff goes above and beyond
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from the service’s attention to the quality of the food
  8. CG

    CGF330

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! I have dined here often and it’s always amazing!
  9. JH

    JulieH

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bartenders in Chicago, in my humble opinion. Combined with a happy hour menu that makes you want to come back for dinner and soon!!!
  10. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First oyster experience ever. Loved the input from our waitress.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly stuff. Great place to have a brunch. Would love to go back!
  12. BF

    BurbFoodie

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with cocktails and they were creative and a well balancing of alcohol and other flavors. We then had the most expensive caviar as a treat to ourselves and it was very good (although I can’t say it was any better than the other caviar offerings so I would save your money there). We also ordered eggs five ways and it was just a treat. So rich and creamy and flavorful. I would highly recommend it. We then had more starters as our meal and our absolute favorites were the beef tartare and the escargot. The beef tartare was so smooth, high quality, and adorned with just the right flavorful additions. It also came with some soft bread squares that I wasn’t going to use at first but they really worked well with the beef on top. The escargot came with garlic toast points that were perfect. The escargot was in more of a broth than a butter which made all the difference. It kept it from being too rich and it made dipping the toast points in what was left the perfect wrap up to this dish. And, not to be forgotten, the puff pastry on top of the escargot was AMAZING! It added so much to the taste and texture. Other than our caviar choice (of which there were a good number of less expensive options) the meals and drinks were well priced. I felt we got much more than what we paid for. The preparation alone is worth double the price.
  13. M

    Monaperu

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our waitress was lovely but even her cheerful demeanor could not save us from a disappointing experience. The menu does not a accurately describe the food - pate is drowned in sour pickles and pickle juice; the brownie dessert is smoked; the creme brulee is flavored with passion fruit (good but an unwanted surprise.) Our duck with Crepes was delicious but one duck and only four tiny pancakes. An order for extra pancakes took an hour. Dirty dishes were not cleared between courses. Just a series of mediocre moments and a final bill commensurate with an excellent meal. Ouch.
  14. SJ

    SamJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great service, good drinks, but the food was not good at all. We barely finished our meal. It was a disappointing experience, unfortunately.
  15. C

    Coop

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    I decided to meet a friend here for brunch on a Sunday. It was a beautiful restaurant and I loved the vibe. However, I ordered a lavender latte to start and it was such a let down as I love that flavor in my coffee. For food, we ordered the eggs Benedict and the croissant egg sandwich with a side of potatoes. It took forever to come out to our table and when it did, we were both very dissatisfied with our meals. I actually had to tell my waitress to take my croissant sandwich back because the bread was hard and crumbling everywhere. So, I asked my waitress to switch my meal to the eggs five ways which was also a disappointment and not tasty. Also, our waitress did not check up on us much and we would wait a long time if we needed something. was hoping this would be a great place but it did not meet my expectations. I would suggest coming in here to take pics and leave!
  16. TB

    ToboB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambience and value for funds! I would recommend this to anyone in the future tense! Thank you!
  17. DE

    DaleE

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Morgan was welcoming we felt as if we were disturbing Veronica…
  18. E

    Elchinchulin

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El lugar muuuy bonito y agradable, la comida muy buena, las bebidas muy bien preparadas y el servicio de Morgan espectacular, muchas gracias
  19. BS

    BSFS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a superb meal. Great flavor and presentation without being fussy. Our waiter, Xander, was excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our food was lukewarm and service was very slow. I understand being understaffed, but it took 40 min to get a Bellini. Our food came out before the drink.
  21. k

    kkrista84

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the absolute worst dining experience we had in Chicago, from the beginning where we waited 30 minutes for water, to where they offered us a ‘similar’ wine for the same price which was not at all the same caliber. The absolute worse part when the two people who ordered steak received inedible, rubbery meat. They did bring replacement food but the whole experience was way past spiked by then, Do not go. The table next to us had the same experience,
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The only reason food didn’t get a five is I would love it if they added a lamb entry.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Place was pretty and set up cozy. We sat down as we were excited to be in Chicago for our birthday and have brunch before shopping. Our server was nice but she barely said anything. We were excited to try oysters here as we love them. We had them brought out immediately before the server brought my diet soda and his espresso. The gentleman that brought it did not bring it on a stand or separate plates for us or any of the sides that normally go with it. We waited. Our server came back with our drinks looked at the table and walked off. So we assumed they just served them this simple. It was not busy at this time. It was around 230-3pm. Server come back to table next to us with the proper oyster stand, plates, and sides for them to enjoy theirs. They were okay but I wasn’t expecting amazing oysters. Then we ordered our food which I’m glad we shared the brie, breakfast sandwich, and onion soup. They were good but extremely salty. I finished my diet soda and the server never checked on us until she noticed we weren’t really eating anymore. She never asked if we wanted refills or other drinks or anything else or to go boxes etc. she just handed us the bill. Although it wasn’t horrible, just wasn’t what we expected when we read reviews and decided to spend our bday brunch there.
  24. 7

    70somethingfoodie

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salad nicoise in the city!
  25. CS

    ChristineS

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, and wonderful „old world“ atmosphere!
  26. f

    fiftyishfoodie

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service good food and eat staff respectful of your timeline
  27. J

    Jessica

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday brunch and the waitress brought us a free dessert. The ambiance was wonderful, the food delicious and they only charged us half price for the oysters because it took a little longer for them to bring them out. Was so lovely and would definitely recommend. I will definitely be back for my next event. Had so much fun. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  28. FA

    FabianaA

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We don’t like the food . Really … the restaurant is not a France restaurant. We visited France some time and it’s not really a good France restaurant. The waitress was not polite , and she spoke a lot about the plates and the food. Too much explanation. The meats were cold and the cook forgot the egg in the french salad, its main ingredient. We are very disappointed. And the restaurant is very expensive for the bad food . Sorry about the review, but it is true
  29. CM

    CharlesM

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The tuna Niçoise salad was good - ok - not special, not bad. If you are nearby, ok.
  30. A

    Andrea

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Venteux to celebrate that I closed on a new condo. Looks like Venteux will be my new local.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We were not told that the water would cost us money. If we would have known. We should have been told this beforehand.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food tasted amazing and had the prettiest plating! The drinks were delicious and aesthetic. The coffee was delicious! The place was beautiful and a total night and day difference from the cafe side to the seating side! Both so nice! The service was great! Our waitress Erica was kind, helpful, and attentive!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was even better
  34. WL

    WenLing

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Food taste ok but portions are small. Server was not warm and slow. Not likely to go back.
  35. T

    Tkrupp2013

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended Venteux for Happy Hour to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. Amazing happy hour deals for great food and drinks. It’s hard to beat $1 oysters and $6 draft beers along with many other great options for snacks and drinks. We didn’t try the full dinner menu this time, but it looked amazing, so we will definitely be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Chicago brunch spot while visit from Boston , cafe is self seating ,croissants sell out fast, food was delicious house-made condiments were fabulous
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, delicious food, great ambiance. We loved eating here.
  38. CP

    CathyP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The chairs need reupholstering; I sat down and was poked through my clothing with a very sharp object in the seat of the chair. The second chair I was given had the same problem. I actually jumped and screamed slightly attracting attention. Food was very average for a French restaurant, in fact, the French Onion soup was tasteless with a ball of doughy bread at the bottom. Our server, however, was outstanding.
  39. P

    Paulie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience and service. Happy hour options were fantastic.
  40. K

    Karenlee53

    Chicago

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had the 3-course “Date Night” menu and it was divine! You have a choice between French onion soup and watermelon summer salad for a first course, salmon or steak frites for the 2nd and crème brûlée or a chocolate s’more for the 3rd. We picked different plates from each course so we could experience everything on the menu and I can honestly report that everything was delicious. We added mussels from the regular menu and they were some of the best we’ve had in the city. We will definitely go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 777-9003.

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

224 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave & E South Water St

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm Tue–Thu 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is $25 for the first 3 hours for restaurant patrons through the Pendry Hotel located at the intersection of E South Water St and Michigan Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Whitney McMorris

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 777-9003

  • Catering

    Please contact hello@venteuxchicago.com for any catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Venteux serves classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion & precision, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

  • Private party contact

    Manny Navar: (844) 670-0423

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